Monthly Archives: September 2011

Pear and Toasted Walnut Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

This salad has flavors that speak fall to me—pears, walnuts, bitter greens and cranberries. You can substitute other dried fruit if you like. Contributed by Jill Nussinow, MS, RD from The Veggie Queen™: Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment.*

Green Chili Cornbread

This moist vegan cornbread, spiked with green chile peppers, is an ideal companion to bean dishes, stews, and other hearty fare. Adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons by Nava Atlas.

Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan by Dreena Burton

What I like most about Dreena’s books, in addition to the great food photography, is that she doesn’t rehash the same familiar recipes you find in a lot of other cookbooks.  Plus, while her recipes sometimes call for ingredients you may not have used before, they remain simple to prepare and even unfamiliar ingredients can […]

Sweet Potato-Spelt Biscuits

These vegan sweet potato biscuits are so moist and flaky, they practically melt in your mouth. Contributed by Cathe Olson, from The Vegetarian Mother’s Cookbook.*

Vegan Brunch by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

At this point in her cookbook writing career, I think Isa could put out a book titled 137 Ways to Cook Brussels Sprouts and it would not only be a best seller, but a favorite on vegan message boards everywhere (Really. Her roasted brussels sprouts recipe is great.). After the success of Vegan with a Vengeance,* Vegan Cupcakes Take […]

Virginia Peanut Soup

Admittedly rich, this traditional Southern-style peanut soup has an intensely nutty flavor. Served in moderate portions, it’s immensely satisfying.

Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry

Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine* by Bryant Terry fills a niche that’s been long left empty: good, healthy vegan food rooted in traditional African-American cuisine. It’s one of many excellent cookbooks released this year and is definitely one that belongs on your shelf if you’re looking to get more veggies into your […]

Forks Over Knives

When the documentary film Forks Over Knives* premiered in New York City this past spring, I was honored to be invited to speak on a post-screening panel. Now this important film about how plant-based diets can prevent as well as reverse disease is available on DVD. The “stars” of this film are Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, […]